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Hi,

As requested By Ree and Luke in the chatroom I've made an effort to switch on my laptop and

post a couple of pics. LOL... I need some more marbles...

http://postimage.org/image/65nxz9g45/


The two forks were cut last year and shaped last year, the big fork hasn't been finished

yet and it has been a year... Finished one up last week using CA glue. Pure coincidence

that I came across a few tube on sales while doing my shopping or else this would have

remained unfinished.

Both made from Guava wood.

http://postimage.org/image/rb7ry2v4n/


Oh, I really need some pouch.... Guess why? Bands are waiting to be tied, I have a few

slingshot I bought still new in their package since a year! No time.... I completely forgot

that I bought a set of punch, a set of carving knives and a revolving punch. Just found

them in my box with a raw cup guava fork which I've cut last year.

http://postimage.org/image/tkkx50acr/


Seeya lads,

Jacktrevally.
 

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Those are both awesome, how'd you get the color in the guava? Was it seasoned long? My guava comes out really light
 

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Guava is blend when air seasoned or heat season like it is;especially when you have debarked and scrape off the sticky gum of the sap wood. The big fork was heat seasoned last year and left aside, the texture is still fair it has gain just a little colour over the year.

To bring out the grain and add colour to the surface, an oil treatment is required. A quick smear of oil heated over a flame gives colour and grain character to the wood. You either apply the oil when drying the green fork or after drying. Best is to apply oil and leave it to air dry for a few weeks under the hot shade avoiding direct sun exposure. Sanding will give you the desired tone, then sealing with either a varnish or CA glue sets the final colouur.

It is possible to get a tone or spalt effect if you leave the gum partly on the fork and it gain colour with time to a brownish colour.
 
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